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Minimum Fee: $45 per performance $100 with other plays in collection
Time Period - Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
Bare Stage/Simple Set
Intense Adult Themes, Strong Language
Black issues, Current Events
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
in Nsangou Njikam's monologue, the character Amen is writing a letter to a potential son or daughter that he hasn't had or even conceived yet. In telling them lessons about life, his lessons veer toward the dangers of living as a black person in this country, which spawns his letter in stating why he won't be bringing any children into this world.
A part of the collection Hands Up: 7 Playwrights, 7 Testaments
“[A] stirring and often raw compilation. – Broad Street Review, Read More
“These short monologues chronicle each author's encounters with the daily indecencies of racial profiling, stop-and-frisk, harassment, and casual racism inflicted by police, media, and society in general…each author delivers a brutally honest telling of their own experience.” – Philly.com, Read More
“Hands Up: 7 Playwrights; 7 Testaments makes the idea of "conversation" more than a hopeful shibboleth. With community involvement baked in, it responds directly to the world.” – Indy Week, Read More
Hands Up received its world premiere at Flashpoint Theatre Company at the University of the Arts on June 13, 2015, directed by Joanna Settle.
Role(s) for Black Actor(s)
Hands Up at the National Black Theatre
NSangou Njikam is an actor and playwright originally from Baltimore, MD. He is the author of Syncing Ink, Re:Definition, I.D., When We Left, Search For The Crystal Stairs, and one of the authors of “Hands Up: 6 Plays, 6 Testimonials.” His work has been developed by The Public Theater, Penn State University, The Flea Theater, Hip Hop Theatre Festival, UNIVERSES theatre company, The New Black Fest ... view full profile
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